A Vancouver, Washington man, Albert Gosiak, age 78, killed a pit bull dog after he was threatened by two dogs outside of his East Vancouver house.
According to a report on Seattle’s KOMO News.com, Gosiak, who has a permit to carry a concealed weapon, was trapped by two pit bulls and he felt threatened. He acted in self-defense and shot the one dog. The other dog ran off.
A Clark County Animal Control officer was able to capture the other pit bull dog.
Gosiak said he had never seen the dogs before. Animal control officers believe they have found the dogs’ owners.
Washington state statute, WA ST 16.08.090, states that it is unlawful for an owner of a dangerous dog to permit the dog to be outside the proper enclosure unless the dog is muzzled and restrained by a substantial chain or leash.
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